The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

You’ve probably seen Bitcoin in the news. During the last twelve months the highly coveted cryptocurrency has been making headlines by reaching fresh highs, with investors and speculators boasting about 900% returns. If you’ve been intrigued by the digital cryptocurrency but haven’t had the resources or time to understand it, the technology behind it, or…

Economic Zones: China’s First Venture into the Market Economy

China’s rapidly developing economy has been of great curiosity for many years. Its policies have pulled half the population out of poverty and dramatically increased GDP per capita, year over year, at an unprecedented rate. In response to the announcement of China’s new economic expansion plans in Xiongan, this report explores one of the core…

Economics of the Minimum Wage: Is Ontario Making the Right Move?

Most circulating articles have only covered one side of the minimum wage debate. We all have strong beliefs on what the minimum wage should be, but these beliefs are usually grounded in untrue or incomplete premises. QGM’s Policy team will be presenting an unbiased analysis of the implications of minimum wage hikes to determine if…

Economics of the Dark Web: The Lesser of Two Evils?

QGM’s Eurozone team will be covering a history of the dark web and its pros and cons for transactions of illicit goods, alongside an in-depth look at the other contentious uses of the dark web and how the governments should respond to them. Dark-Web-Oct-19-vF  

NAFTA: Will the U.S Trump Canada?

A presentation on the future of North American trade. QGM’s USA team will be covering a history of the NAFTA agreement and modern trends in international trading agreements, alongside an in-depth look at the respective negotiation objectives of each country and issues of contention between them. NAFTA, Will the US Trump Canada  

Nuclear North Korea: Risk or Rhetoric?

Join us Thursday September 28 at 7:00 for a presentation on North Korea and nuclear war. QGM’s Asia Pacific team will be covering a history of the North Korean nuclear program with a timeline of geo-political decision making, a history of nuclear aggression, and an in-depth analysis on what a modern day war with North…

The 2017 German Election

The “true leader of the free world” and Forbes’ most powerful woman continues to be a stabilizing force in politics. Angela Merkel won her fourth term as Chancellor of Germany on September 24th, but now faces a new challenge in forming a majority government. In a fragmented Germany divided over immigration, terrorism, and inequality, can…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Join us for QGM’s first presentation of the 2017-2018 year. The presentation will focus on the growing advancements of artificial intelligence. After a view into AI’s history, current state and future potential the room will open up for debate. Topics to be debated include: social & economic impact, security & privacy concerns and government’s role…

An Inevitable Transition: The Future of Cash and Its Effect on Monetary Policy

Paying by cash, cheque, or card? How about no cash, no cheque, just card? Money, historically known as merely a tangible entity, has radically evolved over the centuries. Coins and sterling, once the conventional methods of payment have evolved to taps, swipes, and keystrokes. The emergence and integration of computer technology has achieved what was…

French Election

In 2016, the western world saw a surge of political movements with a common rallying cry: a less globalized and more nationalist world. Following landmark events such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, eyes now turn to France’s presidential election and particularly to Marine Le Pen – the leader of the Front National…

China – The Next Innovation Hotspot for the World?

Western perception of China is that it is “closed, its firms are cosseted and their talent is for mimicry” (The Economist). In China, Google is replaced by Baidu, Facebook by Renren and Uber by Didi. This presentation introduces the importance of technological progress in creating long-term economic growth and analyzes China’s transition from technology mimicry…

Nigeria – An Emerging Marketplace

Since Nigeria’s election in 2015, the government has identified reducing corruption as one of its main priorities. However, in the face of political tensions, economic unsurety, and growing violence, Nigeria is facing challenges from all fronts in its battle against corruption. With over 4.6 million people displaced in the country and an ever-increasing unemployment rate,…